Summary: There are dozens of users who have had the same issues as me: 1. You have to deactivate multi-core processors. 2. In-game notes from characters freeze the game. 3. Game runs slow. A patch exists, but it does not seem to help. What I was able to play was a great game, but it's just so buggy it's not worth it.
Summary: Before anyone assumes I'm not running this game on a powerful enough system, know that I'm playing it on a 2.66 ghz Intel quad core 2 processor with 4.00 gb ram and an ATI Radeon HD 5750 on Windows 7. Connected to a 25" 1080p HD monitor.Now let me say that this game has great potential. It starts off good, and stays good as long as you don't have to pause the game. Ever.